Rathjen Family

Rathjen Family
Rathjen, Party of EIGHT

Friday, July 27, 2012

Mission Accomplished!

You may remember the shout out in this post:


Well...the quilt is finished! 

We felt a huge out pour of love and support once this project was under way.  People as far as Germany, and as close as our home town showed their support through donations to help bring home our babies.  It was humbling, moving, and totally amazing to see first hand the love other's shared for these two little boys who deserve a family.  We received checks in the mail as well as online donations from friends, family, and people we had never met.  It was truly incredible.  I won't keep the exciting news from you.  The total money donated came to:


Thank you ~ Gracias ~ 謝謝 ~ Danke ~ Terima Kasih  ~ спасибо ~ gratias ~ Asante ~ ありがと

When we set out to adopt, we never imagined all God would teach us through this journey.  We learned how true the saying is..."He will provide."  We saw how much He wants the oprhans in homes.  We learned how kind this broken world can really be.  We learned that prayer really does work.  We found that people really do care.  We discovered that He is in control.  We learned to trust His timing.  We found out what it feels like to be in the center of His will. 

We also want to thank all the families who provided meals and support once we were home.  It is truly imeasurable how much it helps. 

We thank God for the sending us people like you...


Many Blessings,

Misty and Family

"In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’” Acts 20:35


  1. I LOVE your new header picture!!! What a good lookin bunch of kids! Hugs to you all!